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the economy. also now we're hearing reaction from world leaders. russia saying it is willing to cooperate with the u.s. as far as washington is willing to go. israel offered muted congratulations. they had strongly supported romney. we're even hearing from the taliban in pakistan saying, you know what, obama and romney are pretty much the same enemy that we'll continue to fight. for obama, only hours after winning his next term, he's getting his first order of overseas business, at least courtesy of british prime minister david cameron who in a tweet today called obama his friend. he was interviewed on the border with jordan and syria and said that they must do something now. he wants balk's help to assist the people of syria to save them from the slaughter he said is going on there, to put more pressure on the assad regime and to help the rebels. lynn? >> now the work begins. michelle, thanks so much. affirmative action. smoking marijuana for pleasure and defining marriage. how did the states vote? >>> plus president obama's vision for america over the next four years and beyond in his o
? palestinians may soon have an answer. labs in russia, france and switzerland will conduct separate tests of bone samples taken today. muslim clerics gave permission to open his grave. it was a delicate process kept out of sight. >> it was important for the palestinians to emphasize that no foreign hands touched the remains of yasser arafat, only the palestinians touched him. a matter of honor. the last time arafat was seen in public he flew to a paris hospital age 75 and sick. three weeks later he was dead. why? his wife refused an autopsy. rumors flew, aids murdered, poisoned, that's what many palestinians believed. >> all the circumstantial evidence, all the political evidence indicate only one direction, which is mr. sharon. >> reporter: israel denies it. there was no real evidence he had been killed, until this year. the investigation was triggered by swiss technicians working with al jazeera tv. they examined arafat's toothbrush and hat and found traces of radioactive polonium 210. ten times more toxic than cyanide. the question now is, will they find it on his bones? >> the likelih
on your nbc station. >>> in russia, december 21st is no laughing matter. siberian shops have begun selling apocalypse kits. the kits come outfitted with various foods and items as well as fire starters. kit creators say their product was meant to make light of excessive apocalypse fears, but sales were going well. >>> a shanghai trade fair set the stage for a dance-off between pieces of heavy machinery. skilled drivers maneuvered the construction giants to dance to the beat of gangnam style. between jumps and spins, both the front loader and 25-ton excavator were obvious crowd pleasers. >>> one canadian student figured out how to give a taste of his own medicine. the geology major was less than pleasedality the school's new fee for paying tuitions via credit card. he wheeled 220 pounds of change into the office. saying if they were going to nickel and dime him, they were going to nickel and dime them. >> i would never have done that to make a point. >> you would have done pennies, not just coins. >>> time for a look back. on this date in 1982 michael jackson released "thriller," the album
minister expected to make an unprecedented visit to gaza to try and bring calm. china, france, russia and australia all spoke out today urging both sides to show restraint. >>> a congressional hearing on the deadly terrorist attack in benghazi began today. republicans fired up over how the obama administration handled the tragedy by first reporting it was sparked by anti-american protests. former cia director david petraeus will testify behind closed doors. he went to benghazi to a investigate and both parties are hopeful he can clear up who knew what and when. meanwhile, petraeus made a first public remark since resigning last friday. he told a tv reporter he did not share any classified documents with paula broadwell. but officials found classified information on her home computer. classified, but not highly classifi classified. the fbi is investigating how she got them and if there's any wrongdoing. >>> guilty and ordered to pay more than two years after the worst oil spill in u.s. history. the largest criminal settlement in history announced today. bp pleaded guilty to 14 felony c
american. since the space shuttle fleet retired last year, russia transports astronauts to and from the space station. >>> finally tonight, hundreds of people lined up for a free turkey today as two nfl stars gave back to their community in the east bay. the families of seattle seahawks running back mar shawn lynch and his cousin josh johnson held their sixth annual turkey drive. the football stars grew up in oakland and lynch played for cal. the turkeys were given out at oakland tech high school. >> this is something we do to give back. it makes a lot of families have hope that there is somebody out there that cares. i know this is a caring world we live in and we should take care of the people that are not as fortunate as ourselves. so it is a good thing. >> organizers say this was the biggest turn out ever helping 385 families. very nice. we have thanksgiving coming up on thursday. you are promising no rain, right? >> it's looking better. even better as we get to thanksgiving. here's the deal, though, on wednesday, big travel for most. i think the morning until lunchtime is when
where it was just the united states and russia, and now i think we have to drain the swamp. there is no other way, a sane way ahead >> you worry about rogue states, of course. you worry about terrorists. you worry about accidents. have you a movie "countdown to zero" which makes this argument in a really compelling way, and it telling the story of one russian man who actually tried to sell nuclear material to al qaeda. >> yes. >> the vignette of that was rather a low level worker in a uranium plant in the former soviet union, and he knew that by taking -- he could secrete very small amounts of highly enriched uranium, and he had a buyer that was a representative al qaeda, and the whole reason that he wanted to sell that was so that he could get a refrigerator. i mean, for him that was what -- that's all it was to him, a means to, you know, make his personal life a little better. >> queen noor, when you look at this and say you want the u.s. to lead the way and russia to lead the way in reducing nuclear arsenals. the counterargument is wait a minute all the bad actors in the
. >> reporter: an unknown cyberattacker believed to be in russia infiltrated south carolina's tax computers and stole huge amounts of personal data. 3.8 million social security numbers. nearly 400,000 credit and debit card numbers. 650,000 business tax returns. michael debose, a former federal computer crime expert calls it a massive security breach. >> for an identity thief when you can get both social security numbers and all the other information on a tax return, that's a jackpot. >> our actual bank account and routing numbers. >> reporter: they discovered $4,000 in fraudulent out of state charges to the same bank account they use to pay state taxes for their catering business. >> we had to close out the business account. we had to close out credit cards. we had to close out debit cards. we had basically shut down our entire financial situation. >> reporter: the couple has now joined a class action lawsuit alleging state officials were negligent in protecting taxpayer data. >> you must have a lot of furious taxpayers in this state. >> and rightfully so. you know, this is information that
have a go? this could be the job for you. >> reporter: russia today carries a typical quote, the whole process of american elections is fundamentally anti-democratic. in kenya one named bullfight, the other romney. make no mistake, the world over see this election as hugely important to them. >> america is the center of the world. if america is better the whole world is better. >> reporter: does this affect business every day internationally? >> this is very important indeed, not just for the business but for markets and it is a matter of confidence. it is not on who wins but a clear decisive decision one way or the other. >> the u.s. plays a traditional role, which it is one of the biggest in the world. it could have to be rethought as to whether or not it is affordable. >> reporter: in europe one survey shows 75% of voters would choose obama. in germany, 92%. in israel, polls strongly favor romney who locally supported iran's nuclear facility. continuity and age is important to nations in transition. >> there are people worried about if the brother is going to run amuck. i'm not sure
of them from russia. >> we feel like our role is not only to have animals so that people can get inspired but to learn from them. >> reporter: the whales all captured in the last seven years would be spread out over six aquariums in the u.s. the first such import in almost two decades. >> we want to ensure that population is robust and can be maintained. and these belugas can be around for future generations to enjoy. >> this is about money. this is about ticket sales. >> reporter: a neuroscientist at emery university is among the thousands of people who have criticized the plan during an online comment period. she also points out that a newborn beluga whale died at the georgia aquarium earlier this year. >> their lives have ruined in captivity. they will be in a socially deprived situation where their autonomy is taken away. >> reporter: the plan has drawn the attention of peta and kim basinger who called the idea extremely cruel. but officials at the aquarium claim those critics are a vocal minority. the proof, they say, is in the more than 2 million visitors who enjoy watching these cr
of the palestinians' legendary leader. specimens will then be taken to lack labs in russia, france, and switzerland to try to solve the enduring mystery of his death. was yasser arafat murdered? hidden behind the wall of blue tarpaulin investigators exhume the the body of yasser arafat this morning. he was buried in a frenzy of grief eight years ago. at rest in this shrine in ramallah ever since. revered by his people as a freedom fighter, and reviled by others as a terrorist. the last time a frail arafat was seen in public, he flew for treatment to paris. there he died in his hospital bed. cause of dead, never made public. his wife kept the medical report private, and rumors flew. he died of aids. he was murdered, poisoned. >> each one of us want to know the truth. what killed yasser arafat? we're obsessed about this. >> reporter: it was object after a report by al jazeera tv this year that the pressure grew on arafat's wife to agree to exhume her husband's body. al jazeera claimed that arafat was poisoned with radioactive polonium 210. al jazeera reported the scientist in switzerland found high l
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